October 2020 Vol. 1

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NEWSMAKERS: * CARPI TECH * Catfish Mini-Dredgers * ExcelPlas * Geotube™ * GSI * Huesker * IGS * Maccaferri * Microplastics * Monash Uni * PFAS  * Tensar * Queens Uni

INDUSTRY NEWS

UPCOMING GEOAMERICAS 2020 ONLINE (LESS THAN 1 MONTH TO GO REGISTER NOW)
https://www.geoamericas2020online.com/authors-papers

Carpi Tech Granted US Patent for New Method and Device for Laying Geomembrane
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10787782.pdf

Moody’s Withdraws Maccaferri’s Credit Rating
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/bonds/officine-maccaferri-s-p-a-moody-s-withdraws-officine-maccaferri-s-ratings-due-to-insufficient-information-1029620451

IGS Prepares For Kyoto Launch
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/igs-prepares-for-kyoto-launch/

Submit Your Product Listings for the 2021 Geosynthetics Specifier’s Guide by Nov. 9
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/09/28/submit-your-product-listings-for-the-2021-geosynthetics-specifiers-guide-by-nov-9/

PhD Position in PFAS Transport Through Lining Systems
https://facultyvacancies.com/phd-position-in-contemporary-and-emerging-environmental-issues,i11579.html

PhD Position in Fate of Microplastics in Landfill Leachates
https://facultyvacancies.com/phd-position-in-contemporary-and-emerging-environmental-issues,i11579.html

Doctoral Civil Engineering Student Earns Internationally Renowned Fellowship in Geosynthetics
https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/education/2020/09/24/la-tech-doctoral-civil-engineering-student-earns-internationally-renowned-fellowship/3523447001/

LANDFILLS

Finite-Element Modelling of Landfills to Estimate Heat Generation, Transport, and Accumulation
In North America, temperatures nearing 100°C have been reported in several municipal solid waste landfills
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002403

Application of Satellite Remote Sensing in Monitoring Elevated Internal Temperatures of Landfills
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/19/6801/pdf

Coupled Biochemical and Thermal Behaviour of Municipal Solid Waste in Landfills
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266352X20303992

2015 Shenzhen Catastrophic Landslide in a Construction Waste Dump: Analyses of Undrained Strength and Slope Stability
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11440-020-01083-8

GEOMEMBRANES

Failure Analysis of Homogeneous Earthen Dam with a Geomembrane Liner
http://www.igs.org.in:8080/portal/igc-proceedings/igc-2019-surat-proceedings/TH6/TH6-20.pdf

GEOTEXTILES

Soil Subgrade Stabilization Using Non-woven Polypropylene Geotextile
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-5195-6_39

Desludging of Biosolids Ponds Made Easy with Automatic Remote-Controlled Dredgers and Passive Geotube Dewatering
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/vqWEHQegOBbarVO​

Coastal Erosion Stopped by Using Geotextile Bags Filled with Solid Sediment
https://www.betterworldsolutions.eu/coastal-erosion-stopped-by-using-geotextile-bags-filled-with-solid-sediment/

GEOGRIDS

Geogrid Reinforced Rockfall Protection Dam (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4r7kAepPcE

Review on Geosynthetic Inclusions for the Enhancement of Ballasted Rail Tracks
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-7222-7_38

Using Triaxial Tests to Determine the Shearing Strength of Geogrid-Reinforced Sand
https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/sgem/ahead-of-print/article-10.2478-sgem-2020-0005/article-10.2478-sgem-2020-0005.xml?rskey=igofye&result=5

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar: Surficial Slope Stability with Engineered Earth Armouring System- Part 1 (28th October)
https://globalsynthetics.com.au/october-webinar-surficial-slope-stability-with-engineered-earth-armoring-system-part-1/

Webinar: Cost Effective Solutions to Shallow Embankments over Soft Soils – Thursday 5th November
http://info.tensar.co.uk/soft-soils

Webinar: Geosynthetic Innovations for Mining Infrastructure & Safety (14 October, 2020)
https://magazine.cim.org/en/voices/the-titan-environmental-containment-webinar-en/

Webinar – Geosynthetics 101 by Adam Cavanaugh (15 October 2020)
https://www.aset.ab.ca/ASET-Events

ENVIRONMENT

Contractors to Cut CO2 by Half by Using Geosynthetics
http://www.abg-geosynthetics.com/news/95/hs2-tells-contractors-to-cut-co2-by-half.html

JOBS

Jaylon Seeking Geomembrane Welding Technicians for QLD
https://moretonbayjobs.com.au/job/jaylon-pacific-pty-ltd-casual-full-time-geomembrane-technicians-trainee-technicians/


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